Meet the man using dogs and drones to save wildlife in Costa Rica

Good News Notes: “Captain Pete Bethune and his crew are with three armed rangers from MINAE, the Ministry of Environment and Energy in Costa Rica. They are in a 4.7-metre inflatable zodiac boat racing towards a yacht which is illegally fishing near Cano Island, a biological marine reserve. Using a $4 million (€3,400,00) drone, Bethune…

Cincinnati firefighters save dog Gertie stuck in concrete walls

Good News Notes: “A dog that had been missing for five days was found on Sunday after firefighters saved it from being stuck between two concrete walls. The dog, Gertie, went missing on Tuesday after owner Connie Frick told WXIX her dog ran into the woods and didn’t return. She made posters for the missing dog and put them…

DC nonprofit uses donated miles to help connect military families

Good News Notes: “A D.C. nonprofit is helping connect military families who were unable to cover the costs of flights. Luke’s Wings began its mission in 2008. It started with helping patients at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center fly back and forth to their loved ones. It has since grown from providing 19 flights a…

Rescue Labrador Retriever Adopts Orphaned Kittens

Good News Notes: “A rescue dog is paid it forward by looking after a litter of orphaned kittens. According to a release from the U.K. animal rescue charity Battersea, Bertie, a one-year-old Labrador retriever, is helped the Battersea shelter that found him a forever home raise a group of kittens. Bertie started looking after the seven kittens…

DC chef launches new nonprofit to provide free, healthy dishes

Good News Notes: “A new community pantry is giving residents in Southeast D.C. access to free, healthy meals. Kyanite Pantry, founded by chef Kya Parker, focuses on vegan and vegetarian dishes. The nonprofit also provides groceries and toiletries to residents in need. Parker lost her job during the pandemic and got the idea to start…

New veterinarian Kelly Schmitz joins Alpine Animal Hospital

Good News Notes:  “Alpine Animal Hospital welcomed its newest veterinarian, Dr. Kelly Schmitz, to its team in early June. Schmitz, who is from North Pole, Alaska, and graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Colorado State University’s collaborative veterinarian program, will be caring for all types of animals large and small. The business is…

Med students rescue passenger mid-flight during medical emergency

Good News Notes: “Some heroes need a plane to fly. Two med students jumped into action when a fellow passenger had a medical emergency midair on a flight to Greece. Thankfully, the young women were able to use their skills to get the situation under control. The LSU Health Sciences Center recognized Heather Duplessis and Lauren Bagneris…